In New Jersey, a cop who steals money from another person’s bank account is not committing misconduct in office, at least if he’s on vacation at the time.

That’s the upshot of Tuesday’s appellate ruling in State v. Kueny, A-2812-07, which reversed a misconduct conviction for Mount Laurel, N.J., policeman Scott Kueny while upholding his conviction for theft by fraudulent use of a credit card — in this case, an ATM card.

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